Storage and display furniture used at Sydney Observatory

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1880-1890.

As early as 1856 the Sydney Observatory began to acquire furnishings. While some furniture, such as couches and desks, was used in conjunction with instruments most of it was used for storage or in the general running of the Observatory. As furniture fell into disrepair replacements were ordered through the New South Wales State Government while other items appear to have been made in the Sydney Observatory workshop.

In 1982 the management of the Sydney Observatory and its collections was tra...

Summary

Object No.

2008/63/10

Physical Description

Cupboard, wood, maker unknown, possibly Australia, 1880-1890, used at Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1980

Production

Notes

The maker is unknown.

Made

1880-1890

History

Notes

This storage and display furniture was used at Sydney Observatory.

Used

Sydney Observatory

Source

Credit Line

Ex Sydney Observatory stock, 2008

Acquisition Date

3 April, 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Storage and display furniture used at Sydney Observatory 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2018, <https://ma.as/378436>

Wikipedia

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